Tanzania, East Africa’s largest country is a top Africa safari destination with several tourist destinations If you are wondering whether it is safe to travel to Tanzania in 2024.
Tanzania is generally safe to visit, however, there are many possibilities of risk that could cause danger to tourists. The overall risk is generally moderate with few chances of negative experiences for tourists. However, tourists should always be vigilant and take all possible precaution measures in order to minimize the risk.
Travelers should be vigilant on incidences that could cause risk for instance using public transport as vices like pickpocketing can happen especially to someone who is not familiar with the means.
There is a high risk of pickpockets therefore if you need to move by yourself in public areas be cautious of your valuables and cash. Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Many countries always offer the latest information on the safety of other countries and travelers are advised to check with their embassy on country safety before they finally get to travel.
Amidst the coronavirus outbreak in 2024, the country has set several guidelines to ensure tourists on Tanzania safaris are safe. Each traveler should be aware of these guidelines and be ready to adhere to them if they are to visit the country.
With vast geographical coverage, Tanzania has a lot to offer when it comes to flora, fauna, scenery, birdlife, and cultures. Here are the top things to see and do in the country;
The parks are also home to the sought-after Big five animals which are the lions, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and Elephant with the black rhino seen at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Animals that can be seen in abundance include elephants, giraffes, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, wildebeest, and the lion and hyena are common. Rare and occasional animals include the black rhino, leopard, and cheetah.
Wildebeest are one of the world’s natural wonders with a spectacular sighting to offer, it’s no ordinary group of animals. The Great Wildebeest Migration is an annual migration of giant herds of animals all through from Northern Tanzania to Kenya.
Each wildebeest migration constitutes over two million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles moving from Serengeti National Park of Tanzania and Masai Mara National Park of Kenya. Seeing millions of wildebeest on safari could be only possible in Tanzania and Kenya in the whole world.
With these wildlife animals, Tanzania is a classic African tour destination with all parks great for safari but some being exceptional. These are Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, and Katavi National Park. A visit to these will offer that classic African wild game drive.
The best time for wildlife viewing in Tanzania is in the dry season which from late June to October and the best time for wildebeest viewing is during the months of June and July. The long rainy season is between March to May and the parks in the Southern and Western circuit are less accessible during this time.
Tanzania isn’t the ultimate chimpanzee trekking destination, however, it is a unique chimp tracking place. Mahale Mountains National Park is home to one of Africa’s most studied chimpanzee populations and Gombe streams have a small population that lives in a great environment.
Gombe streams are just 16 miles north of Kigoma on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania and were made famous due to the pioneering work of Jane Goodall who founded a behavioral research program in the 2960s and is still running.
Around 1000 chimpanzees roam around the isolated and lush rainforest of Mahale just above the beaches of Lake Tanganyika. On a chimpanzee trekking safari in these unique settings, tourists walk through guided trails in search of the chimps.
The trek is guided by clues like the previous night’s nest, shadowy clumps high in the trees, fresh dung, or scraps of half-eaten fruit. Watching the chimpanzees swing through the forests is amazing, it feels like being so close to nature unlike when on a game drive. The best time for chimp trekking is during the dry season which is between May and October.
For adventure lovers, couples, families, and honeymooners you better be headed for the beaches in Zanzibar. The “spice island” has flawless landscapes from serene forests to smooth white sand beaches.
There are also a lot of things to see as you relax at the beaches and these include historic forts, coral reefs, exotic markets, and many more. While at the beaches, it is the perfect time to relax and to go adventurous why not go snorkeling on the southeast coast or swim with dolphins at Fumba or Kizimkazi.
Many villages around Arusha in northern Tanzania have been made accessible to visitors to have a glimpse of the authentic lifestyle of more than 120 tribes in rural Tanzania.
Some of the popular cultural centers to add to a Tanzania tour include Mto Wa Mbu multi-cultural village, Maasai Boma and villages in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Eyasi in the land of Hadzabe and Datoga, Ng’ireshi village of Waarusha tribe and the Mulalala village of Waarusha and Wameru tribes.
Tanzania located in the African Great Lakes region shares borders with a great number of countries with Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west, and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique in the south. These countries can also be visited on African safaris and we help organize Kenya safaris, Uganda safari tours, Rwanda gorilla tours, and many other activities in these countries.